06 June 2014

 

The juveniles, BK and CR, are getting ready to fledge, their first flight leaving the nest. It has now been 48 & 47 days since BK and CR hatched, so it's possible they could fledge soon. Fledging usually happens after 53 - 55 days. Last year, the oldest chick KG didn't fledge until 60 days. The juveniles will stay dependent on their parents until they learn to fish for themselves.

6 comments:

birdgirl said...

Don't know which one has his wings raised beautifully in the air, but it is a great photo. Another reminder that our chicks are maturing and getting ready to set off on their own. Ah, nature!!

Vivian

carol mullins said...

Time for us to say good-bye.

carol mullins said...

At what age do females get their 'necklace'?

Anonymous said...

BK and CR are looking so grown-up!

Hip-hip hooray for Palmetto Electric/Palmetto mods/2014 season!!

Beth/Oh

carol mullins said...

I think we're gonna get a fledge today. One of the guys keeps looking over the side to check out what's below!

moderator said...

Young female ospreys gradually develop the brown pattern across the chest as they mature.